|We Are All Smith Islanders: Global Warming in Maryland, Virginia and DC - Mark Cohen|
This 2004 "Monty" award-winning film, "We Are All Smith Islanders," demonstrates how global warming is changing the Chesapeake Bay region, using the waning livelihoods of Smith Island watermen as its main example. The film explores how global warming is affecting agriculture, wildlife, health and tourism throughout the Chesapeake Bay, and how the crisis is expected deepen without immediate action. The film also looks at clean energy solutions that can help slow and possibly stop human-induced gl...
Keywords: climate change; global warming; Chesapeake
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|The Coffee House - November 2006 - Mark Cohen|
On The Coffee House in November 2006: Law professor Michael Pinard on the pitfalls in denying ex-offenders the right to vote; evangelical Dr. Matthew Sleethe on why combating climate change is a Christian duty; Potomac Riverkeeper director Ed Merrifield on the discovery of fish with both male and female sexual characteristics in the Potomac River; poets Thomas Sayers Ellis, Native Son and Judith Harris; and Brazilian music by Du Maracatu.
Keywords: ex-offender; disenfranchisement; evangelical; climate change; endocrine disrupter; Potomac River
|The Coffee House - January 2007 - Mark Cohen|
January 2007 in The Coffee House: BURNING TOBACCO IN THE MARYLAND GENERAL ASSEMBLY It's called the Maryland Health Initiative and it aims to increase the number of residents with health insurance and fund anti-smoking education by doubling the state tax on a pack of cigarettes. Maryland Health Care for All! Coalition director Vincent Demarco argues that the bill will save thousands of lives by deterring smoking among teens and low-income residents, and save the state and taxpayers big dollars in...
Keywords: health care; tobacco; climate change; clean energy; worker health and safety; poetry; music